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A guide to Sudbury's Downtown Patio Scene

A guide to Sudbury's Downtown Patio Scene

Downtown Sudbury is home to many summer patios that are sure to impress. With an abundance of local style and flair, these downtown restaurants are doing patio season the right way.

Perhaps the most distinguished and lively patio in the city, the Laughing Buddha has a first class venue for casual dining and drinks. Located on Elgin Street, the patio is situated along the side and back of the restaurant, with a patio on the front sidewalk as well. The vines, trees, and exposed brick add a rustic touch to this local hotspot and the relaxed atmosphere is easy to love.

Although the Motley Kitchen’s patio is smaller than most, its charming demeanor and pleasant atmosphere make it a great place for brunch and lunchtime drinks.

This tapas bar in the heart of the Donovan has arguably the most stunning patio in the city with its sheer wood tables, stools, and benches; not to mention its trellis-like framework above. Tucos Tacos serves authentic Mexican and Central American inspired dishes and it is also completely vegan.


Located on Cedar Street, Peddler’s Pub is a thrilling and vibrant place to go for late night drinks with its live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. In addition to its strong nightlife presence, its spacious patio is perfect for midday food and drinks and it is directly across the street from some of Sudbury’s finest local shops.


This outstanding café specializes in cheese and fine wine; however it also has delicious food choices, teas, and coffee. The versatile snack bar features live music most nights and monthly art exhibits as well.


Located at the corner of Cedar and Paris Street, this highly respected restaurant has two patios; one of which is in the upper dining area and the other is on the street level. Both patios offer an exceptional fine dining experience in the downtown core.


The Townehouse Tavern, located on the corner of Elgin and Grey Street, is one of Sudbury’s most esteemed bars. The downtown restaurant is more prominently known for its nightlife and live music entertainment; however the tavern’s patio is a fantastic lunchtime option for those looking to indulge in a beer and the ‘finest burger in the north’.


This rugged rooftop patio is across the street from the Sudbury Arena and it is the perfect spot to watch sports with friends. The mature establishment has a lot of character and arguably the best chicken wings in the city!

By Steven Johnston


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